I was shopping at Aerie back in December and found these cute little flower hair pins they were selling. They had all sorts of colors available, but since they were $5 each, I wasn’t about to buy more than one. I’ll be honest, I’m not the craftiest person when it comes to fabric and sewing things. It’s just not something I ever really picked up on. But, studying the hair pin, I felt fairly confident that I could make my own for much cheaper.
I set off to Hobby Lobby and got the materials I needed, then came home and tried my hand at it. I have to say, I was pretty impressed with how well I did.
What you’ll need:
Flower petal template located HERE
Sheer fabric (I used chiffon, but any sheer will work)
small piece of felt
bobby pins with a flat, round surface on the end
thread that matches the color of your fabric
hot glue and glue gun
Trace your flower template onto your fabric. *Note- I used the middle petal from the template link above. It’s about 2 inches in size all the way around*
Cut out the flower petal. Repeat until you have 6 total petals.
Fold petal in half, then fold in half again.
Sew a small stitch in the base of of the petal to hold it together.
Cut 1 circle from your felt that is the size of the round, flat end of your bobby pin.
Sew each petal around the edges of the felt circle.
Hot glue the bottom of the felt to the flat round of the bobby pin.
Voila, you have a beautiful flower hair pin that cost about 50¢ to make.
I used a darker color thread here so you could see how I stitched it, but you will want to use a matching color thread or it will show through!
Mine is the the pink. The gray is the one I bough from Aerie.
I also made a purple one from leftover fabric we had already.